3.02 Publishing Animations

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3.02 Publishing Animations
3.02 Explain basic motion graphic
programming.
Publishing Animated Videos
 Publishing animations and animated
videos involves the following steps:
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Identify end user and device.
Optimize the animation.
Choose an appropriate file type.
Publish the animation.
Step 1: Identify end user
and device.
Identify the User and Device
 Identify potential users of animation.
 Identify the device(s) the animation will be
played on.
Step 2: Optimize the
Animation
Analyze Animations For Potential
Problems
 Identify potential problems that may occur
when downloading and playing a movie.
 If the entire movie will be downloaded before
it is played, determine which parts of the
movie are taking the most time to download.
 If the movie will be delivered through a
streaming connection, look for ways to reduce
or control the pauses during download and
playback.
Optimize the Animation
 Animations should be optimized in order to:
 Reduce the file size for quicker downloads.
 Make the video or animation play more smoothly
during playback.
 Maintain sufficient quality for viewing.
 Videos can be optimized anytime or
only when they are published.
Optimize the Animation (Continued)
 Optimizing animation
involves fine-tuning
compression settings.
 Optimize the sounds
in the Library by
compressing to MP3.
Step 3: Choose an
Animation File Type
Animation File Types
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Animated GIF
AVI
MOV
MPEG
SWF
Animation File Types
Audio Video Interleave (AVI)
 Microsoft’s animation and video format for computers running
the Windows operating system.
 Does not compress animation as much as other formats.
 Will not play on all operating systems or in all players.
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
 Pronounced “jiff” or “gif”
 Animated GIFs can contain 2-D or 3-D images.
 They are used for cartoons, logos, graphics with transparent
areas, and animations.
 GIF files are popular for the use on the Web because they:
 Have small file sizes.
 Do not require a special plug-in or player.
 Are supported by most browsers
Animation File Types
Apple QuickTime Movie (MOV)
 Files can be either downloaded or streamed.
 Run on many different operating systems.
 Must be viewed in the QuickTime player which is a free
download.
Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG)
 A very compressed video format.
 Files tend to be much smaller and better quality than other
formats.
 Recommended for videos that will be downloaded instead of
streamed because it does not require a specific player or
plug-in.
Animation File Types
Shockwave Flash (SWF)
 Pronounced “swiff”
 File format for animation created with Adobe Flash.
 Files can contain text as well as both vector and raster
graphics; also may include interactive actions written in
ActionScript.
 Must be viewed in the Adobe Flash Player which is a free
download.
 Popular format for the Web because:
 File size is small.
 Support streaming.
Step 4: Publish the
Animation
Publish the Animation
 For animations distributed over the Internet:
 Upload the file to the host computer.
 Create a link to the file or embed it into the web page.
 Test the animation in different browsers.
 For animations distributed on CDs or DVDs:
 Burn the file onto the disk.
 Finalize the disk.
 Test the disk in several different
CD or DVD players.
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